Our documentary “Good News from Planet Earth” attempts something unusual: we tackle prejudices surrounding the central human concern of water and reveal possible solutions. Wherever the problems lie – be it water shortage, water pollution, the canalisation of waterways or conflicts concerning water – there are also people of vision, inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit, who are pursuing new approaches. The film shows examples from Las Vegas, Andalusia, the Ruhr District and the Middle East that are setting precedents and providing new hope.

The documentary is a pilot for a possible new film series, which adopts a constructive and innovative approach and takes a different, more positive look at our planet.

Author and director: Michael R. Gärtner, Tanja Winkler // Concept: Michael R. Gärtner, Daniel Münter, Frank Nischk, Thomas Weidenbach, Tanja Winkler & Christian Cools // Editors: Maximilian Narkovic, Jan Wilm Schmülling // Motion design: Simon Schnellmann // Camera: Michael Kern, Sven Kiesche // Sound: Steven Rudi Altig, Ilhan Coskun // Music: Thomas Wolter // Narrator: Philipp Schepmann // Sound mix: Florian Ebrecht // Production assistants: Laura Bleifuß, Isabell Straub // Production manager: Katja Sträter // Producers: Thomas Weidenbach, Sarah Zierul // Arte producers: Yvette Durrenberger, Heike Lettau // Commissioning editor: Christian Cools // Editorial manager: Alexander von Harling

Produced by Längengrad Filmproduktion in coproduction with Arte G.E.I.E.

  • YEAR 2020
  • LENGTH 45 minutes